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WHAT I'M READING
Still ALLEGIANT. Yeah, nothing to see here. I'm in a reading funk, so everything is going slowly.
WHAT I'M WRITING
Still NaNo-ing, but I was somewhat distracted and also started writing a short story. We'll see how that plans out as I am notoriously bad at short stories. I am enjoying myself though since it's wintry and creepy.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
The holiday spirit! And there's nothing like Disneyland to get me in the holiday spirit.
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
Well, I re-dyed my hair, so I'm less blond and more red-haired now. AND though it's ridiculously expensive, my friends and I gritted our teeth and decided to go to Disneyland.
It was SUPER FUN TIMES, especially because we were separately surprised to meet Thor.
Our first stop was to see the Treasures of Asgard exhibit. This featured weaponry of Asgardian guards and the Warriors Three, as well as the book about Dark Elves. Of course, we were most excited to see Loki's helmet (shackles and frost dagger too)!
So the above images were actually taken at night because in the morning, we were herded into the room with Loki's helmet and shut in. The lights went off and Odin spoke to us about the Bifrost and allowing humans to visit Asgard, and then there were flashing lights (aka the Bifrost) and then these doors opened to reveal Odin's Throne Room and THOR! He welcomed us to Asgard.
Then we were literally locked in that room to meet/greet/take pictures with him before we could leave. The Sister and I were like WHAT IS HAPPENING?! But it was super cute to see the kids interacting with him, and Thor was very in-character and had the Hemsworth-Thor accent down.
And then it was our turn, and Thor noticed the design on the Sister's shirt and asked what it was. It was Loki's helmet, and the Sister showed him my Loki key chain, and then Thor was like "...I see." Needless to say, he was not thrilled, but it was funny and he kept asking us questions before concluding that we had been "befuddled by [my] brother's magic and mischief."
|"I see we have some admirers of my brother's here." Yes, Thor. Yes, you do.|
|Yep, we are so fierce. Thor kept insisting we be fiercer like shield maidens of Asgard...or something?|
The rest of the day was more along the lines of regular fun Disney stuff.
|Mad Tea Party: No spinning!|
|The Haunted Mansion decked out Nightmare Before Christmas style! |
The Sister loves the wreath monster.
|I was the rebel spy! Apparently, I look super shady. At least, I did in the pic that droid took.|
And finally, this doesn't have to do with me, but it's almost time for one of my favorite annual blogfests: the YA Superlatives blogfest! For more info, click on the banner below. I hope you all will participate! That said, I need to get reading!!!
What's up with you?
P.S. We're probably not going to blog on Friday since it is the day after Thanksgiving. To all our U.S. friends, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! To everyone else, happy weekend!